Effect of Video vs. Book-Guided Tutorials on CAD Learning performance


  • Mosa Allafi A-Rahman Civil and Architectural Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Sirt University, Libya.


CAD, tutorials, time, accuracy, learning performance


This research aimed to investigate the effect of video vs. book-guided tutorials on CAD Learning performance of new CAD learners in terms of (time and accuracy) and psychological attitude (understanding, motivation and mental effort). 32 new architecture students participated in the study and were randomly assigned to two groups. The presentation of the CAD tutorial differed between the two groups according to the independent variables to be addressed (book and video). The research materials and tools represented in accomplishing the CAD tasks, which requires mastering some CAD skills prescribed by the computer design approach, such as drawing walls, doors, windows, ceiling, and 3D views. The results indicated that the use of video in CAD learning increases the learning time and enhances the accuracy of drawing more than the book. In contrast, the use of the book shortens the learning time, but at the expense of the accuracy of drawing compared to the video. The results also revealed that students were in favor of video capabilities for learning CAD lessons in terms of understanding, motivation and less mental effort to comprehend. 


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